Improv Games and Acting Skills: Silly Superheroes and Villains
This class includes Improv games, acting out our own story about silly superheroes and villains created in collaboration with fellow learners, drawing characters and settings, and building self-confidence, communication and social skills.
Meredith J. Berlin
307 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 37 learners
Once per week
over 3 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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A typical day in class: Each class session begins with a short improv game or storytelling structure related to the theme of the day. This is a fun way to break the ice and start to feel comfortable together as we warm up our imaginations, voices and bodies. Next we identify two or three specific skills to focus on for the day, and we center the work around our camp theme of "Silly Superheroes and Villains." We practice these skills as we play short Improv games and move through a series...
Students will practice the following 21st century skills: Problem Solving, Interpretation, Creativity, Artistry, Curiosity, Imagination, Innovation, Personal expression, Perseverance, Self-discipline and Adaptability. Students will also practice cooperation, collaboration, communicating ideas clearly using voice, facial expressions, gestures and body, and whole body listening.
As an actor, I love to play and explore. Improv games and structures help me learn through play, and I love sharing that experience with my fellow artists of all ages and at all levels of experience. As a playwright, I find that Improv helps me come up with three-dimensional characters that audiences can laugh with and care about. As a person, Improv makes me smile and helps me every day of my life to navigate all kinds of situations with a sense of humor. I can't wait to share these games and structures with you!
There is no mandatory homework assignment, however students will leave class with ideas of games to play with friends and family and skills to practice on their own.
Please have some paper (scrap paper is fine) and something to write or draw with on hand. Please wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in during class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The instructor conducts formative assessments during each class session to be sure that each student comprehends and feels confident using our foundational acting and improvisation skills. Learning goals are designed with student input, and are clearly stated and referred to throughout the lesson so that students can self-assess and have a structure within which to dare and take creative risks.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Our focus is on SILLY superheroes and villains, so there will be no violence enacted, nor will there be discussions about real weapons or real crime.
Meredith J. Berlin
Creative Drama, Social Emotional Learning, Writing, Improv & Acting and More
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
307 total reviews
518 completed classes
Hello! My name is Meredith. My favorite thing to do is CREATE in community, and that includes collaborating with my community of learners here on Outschool. I love providing students with tools to communicate effectively and tell stories through...